Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Treve » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Glad they came to their senses. I understand the need for innovation, but a little common sense won't hurt when considering new ideas.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby PJMIII » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 am

Breeders' Cup, NBC Set Challenge Series TV Schedule

Eleven live programs will feature 20 qualifying races from seven tracks.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... v-schedule
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby PJMIII » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 am

Breeders’ Cup releases 2018 ‘Win & You’re In’ Challenge series

The Breeders’ Cup unveiled the schedule of races that make up its 2018 “Win & You’re In” Challenge series on Wednesday.

The winners of 82 races will automatically qualify for a spot in the starting gate of a corresponding Breeders’ Cup race. There are 66 Grade/Group 1 contests on the schedule, and 49 of the events will be held in North America.


http://www.brisnet.com/content/2018/04/ ... ge-series/
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby PJMIII » Thu May 03, 2018 9:05 am

Sinfonía Fantástica Earns BC Distaff Berth in Argentina

A quality filly over turf, Sinfonía Fantástica ran her best race on dirt to take the Gran Premio Criadores (G1) at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo May 1.

Under jockey Juan Carlos Noriega, she earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) with a three-length victory.


https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -argentina
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:35 pm

The BC is shuffling the races around for their two-day meet. On Friday it will be all juveniles, while the Distaff and Dirt Mile get moved to Saturday. IIRC, they had tried making Friday a sort of all female race day, but I don't think the 'Let's put all the female racehorses on the less-important day' went over well. :P :lol:
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Diver52 » Fri May 11, 2018 3:44 am

But Friday now is pretty ho-hum with just the juveniles, and three out of five less than compelling from a U.S. standpoint.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Flanders » Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 am

At least they moved the F/M Turf back to its original distance, 1 3/8 mile. It has changed constantly throughout its runnings though, having been run at 1 1/8, 1 3/16, 1 1/4, 1 3/8. But everytime its been held at Churchill Downs its 1 3/8.

The Turf Sprint has its distance changed all the time too. Being running at 5, 5 1/2 and about 6 1/2 furlongs.

I guess they change the distance because of track layouts?
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby peeptoad » Fri May 11, 2018 8:27 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The BC is shuffling the races around for their two-day meet. On Friday it will be all juveniles, while the Distaff and Dirt Mile get moved to Saturday. IIRC, they had tried making Friday a sort of all female race day, but I don't think the 'Let's put all the female racehorses on the less-important day' went over well. :P :lol:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... y-program/

IMHO this is the best change that's been made since the BC was expanded and made into a 2-day event. I've never been a proponent of the juvenile races, so moving them to day 1 leaves room for the more established horses to get more of the limelight on the feature day. It's also great that the Distaff is back on Saturday again.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby bare it all » Fri May 11, 2018 10:16 am

As a spectator who can't just travel on a whim, I LOVE this idea. If I need to put my "expenses" for a trip in one basket and get the most bang for my buck, just going for the Saturday races makes a ton of sense.

As a bettor, I can't imagine any not jumping a bit at this idea as well. I've always like the "baby" races and having fairly unpredictable results (they are mostly unraced 2YOs) and large fields should make the wagering challenging.
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Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Postby Somnambulist » Fri May 11, 2018 10:24 am

peeptoad wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The BC is shuffling the races around for their two-day meet. On Friday it will be all juveniles, while the Distaff and Dirt Mile get moved to Saturday. IIRC, they had tried making Friday a sort of all female race day, but I don't think the 'Let's put all the female racehorses on the less-important day' went over well. :P :lol:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... y-program/

IMHO this is the best change that's been made since the BC was expanded and made into a 2-day event. I've never been a proponent of the juvenile races, so moving them to day 1 leaves room for the more established horses to get more of the limelight on the feature day. It's also great that the Distaff is back on Saturday again.


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